The New University ran a piece last week that discussed relations between Jewish and Muslim groups on campus (‘Hillel Hopes to End Campus Conflicts,’ Oct. 16, 2006). There were several things about the article that were disturbing and very misleading.
The article covered the activities and viewpoints of Hillel, and addressed a perceived conflict on this campus between that club and the Muslim Student Union. It was heavily biased in favor of one organization in this ‘conflict’ (as can be seen by the title alone), and specifically covered, erroneously, a joint event between the two organizations. Is it not standard journalistic procedure to interview all groups involved in order to produce a complete picture of the situation? In this case, the article only served to show that one group on campus was attempting to solve ‘the problem’